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The casualization of black female labour in South Africa

T. I. Fényes, P. Lalthapersad
South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences | Vol 3, No 2 | a2607 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajems.v3i2.2607 | © 2018 T. I. Fenyes, P. Lalthapersad | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 July 2018 | Published: 30 June 2000

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T. I. Fényes, Department of Economics, Vista University, South Africa
P. Lalthapersad, Department of Economics, Vista University, South Africa

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Black women workers in South Africa are highly marginalized in that their work has been undervalued and underpaid due to disadvantage and discrimination. They were severely curtailed by legislation that aimed to keep them away from urban areas and the formal job market. This paper reports the results of an empirical study of the work done by black women in the manufacturing and retail industries. The purpose of the study was to determine the kind of work black women do and the nature of the job processes. The article examines the main findings of the study.

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